Samsung has recently released what is arguably one of its most technologically advanced smartphones, the Samsung i9000 Galaxy S. Boasting the versatility of the Android OS (v2.1) coupled with a powerful 1 GHz processor, it provides a perfect platform for expansion and customisation.
With all the bells and whistles you would expect from a modern smartphone, it includes an impressive 5 megapixel digital camera (capable of shooting 720p HD), full Wi-Fi connectivity and a stunning super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen.
The handset is not the smallest in the world due to its large touchscreen, which measures 4 inches. This means the handset measures 122.4x 64.2 mm, however, it is one of the slimmest handsets out there at just 9.9 mm, and packing such an extensive spec list into such a slimline handset is certainly no mean feat. It is also exceptionally lightweight at just 119 g making it extremely pocket friendly.
Measuring 4 inches, the super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen is one of the crowning features of the Samsung Galaxy S. Featuring a pixel resolution of 480x 800 which is capable of displaying up to 16M colours, it is the perfect device for viewing photos and video footage on the move. An accelerometer adds to the experience meaning the UI is automatically rotated based upon the orientation of the handset, making the Samsung Galaxy S a powerful multimedia device.
There are entertainment features aplenty within the Samsung Galaxy S including a versatile media player which supports a whole host of different music and video file formats, a stereo FM radio player, and selection of pre-installed games. Of course access to the Android Market is provided as standard which means that users can browse and download thousands of games and other apps which cover a wealth of categories. Other standard features of the Samsung Galaxy S include a number of social networking options, as well as some productivity tools such as an organiser, document editor (compatible with Microsoft Office documents) and voice memo recorder, meaning the Samsung Galaxy S is equally at home in the workplace.
The 5 megapixel digital camera does a great job of taking high quality still images. It comes supplied with a comprehensive package of image enhancing features, as well as the ability to shoot video. This is in 720 HD quality, and thanks to a TV-out, the handset can be connected to a HD television, to enjoy the footage taken on the camera in all its glory.
A fast internet browsing experience is made possible thanks to both HSDPA and Wi-Fi. The latter provides the fastest option whenever local wireless networks are available, whereas the HSDPA connection provides respectable speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps thanks to 3G coverage. GPRS and EDGE provides the handset with its cellular network connectivity, whereas Bluetooth and micro USB connections allow users to connect to other compatible hardware devices to carry out a number of different tasks.
Whatever you are looking for in a smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S is sure to provide it and then some, meaning it should be at the top of your wish list. It has already received many rave reviews hailing it as an iPhone beater, a statement which speaks volumes.
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